Fairy floss was introduced in the late 1890s, and back then it was a pricey treat. Later on in the 1920s it became known as cotton candy. Spun sugar on a stick is popular at carnivals and theme parks, but because of its soft color, affordability and volume, cotton candy is a nice dessert/decor/prop option for weddings.
Even those without a sweet tooth can admit that cotton candy, in all its fluffy glory, adds whimsy to a celebration. We love fairy floss on desserts and drinks, as a voluminous backdrop on candy buffets, as favors in a bag with a personalized note, or placed atop cakes and cupcakes. How fun!
Source: Marianne Taylor